GCSO, DEA hosting prescription drug take-back - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

GCSO, DEA hosting prescription drug take-back

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office and Drug Enforcement Administration are joining forces once again to host a prescription drug take-back on Saturday, October 26.

The take-back will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Midway Fire and Rescue in Pawleys Island. This is the seventh time in three years an event of this nature has been held, in an effort to prevent pill abuse and theft by allowing citizens to rid their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Any drugs turned over will be done anonymously and without any questions asked.

Last  April, Americans turned in 371 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,800 sites. In the six previous take-back events, DEA and its partners received over 2.8 million pounds (more than 1,400 tons) of pills.

The GCSO says that studies show a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, and rates of prescription drug abuse in America are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to them.

Visit www.dea.gov for more information.

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Sylvester Councilman begins serving probationary period

    Sylvester Councilman begins serving probationary period

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:42:47 GMT
    Larry Johnson (Source: Worthit2u)Larry Johnson (Source: Worthit2u)

    Larry Johnson, who was arrested in Worth County in June of 2012, entered a plea deal to serve probation, and pay a fine, recently. 

    More >>

    Larry Johnson, who was arrested in Worth County in June of 2012, entered a plea deal to serve probation, and pay a fine, recently. 

    More >>
  • Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Woman arrested for elderly abuse in Moultrie

    Friday, March 24 2017 2:12 PM EDT2017-03-24 18:12:00 GMT
    (Source:WALB)(Source:WALB)

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>

    Carolyn Edwards is now charged with Two counts of Simple Battery and two counts of Exploitation Of an Elderly Person. According to a report, the victim was an 87 year old patient. So far it hasn't been confirmed if Edwards was the caretaker of that man but that the incident did happen at Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

    More >>
  • Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Young Tifton actress makes her mark in Hollywood

    Friday, March 24 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-03-24 17:00:22 GMT
    Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)Caitlin Carmichael and Luke Colombero (Source: Frank Sayles, Jr.)

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>

    Actress Caitlin Carmichael, 12, a Tifton native, is among an ensemble cast of child actors who won a Young Entertainer Award at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly